In 1968, Browning introduced a line of cutlery in the form of 3 fixed-blade hunting knives and a folding knife designed by Custom Knifemaker Gil Hibben decades before Rambo III or Star Trek movies made him famous. Designated the Sportsman’s Series they were well designed hunting knives, both folding and fixed blades made to complement Browning’s firearms in the field.
The original set were reported to be produced by Ichiro Hattori in Seki, Japan who later produced additional knives for Browning.
Later Browning revised the fixed blade selection to 5 fixed blades with 2 drop point and a filet knife. The blades were 440C and the handles of Stamina Wood, African Ebony or in the case of the Filet knife, cork. They also expanded the folding knives to ten and added many models of pocket knives. The Drop Point Hunter 3718 was produced in Seki, Japan by Ichiro but similar models were produced at the Browning factory in the US and in Germany.
Browning Sportsman's Knife: i
440C Series High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade.
“Stamina" Wood Handle with Brass Guard
Custom Fitted Top Grain Leather Sheath.
Box has some wear, Original paperwork, Knife has some verdigris, blade appears original. You judge.
Category Fixed Maker: Browning Knives
Mode: 35181 Skinner Blade Length 3 5/8" Blade
Blade 440C Stainless Steel Overall Length 7 3/4"